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Cardiac Technician I, CTU - UPMC Shadyside


UPMC Shadyside is hiring full-time Cardiac Technicians to support their new Centralized Telemetry Unit (CTU). As we expand, we need your talent now more than ever! Explore this excellent entry-level position to build your skills and grow in the healthcare field. Implement and prepare for interpretation of cardiac testing that includes EKGs, Holter Monitoring Hook-ups and Stress Testing.



The purpose of the Cardiac Technician I in the CTU is to provide continuous visual surveillance of numerous patients on cardiac rhythm monitors and notify appropriate nursing personnel immediately of alerts according to protocols.  


  • Provides visual surveillance of numerous cardiac monitors simultaneously while maintaining 100% accuracy in terms of alarm recognition and notification.
  • Maintain alarms per policy.
  • Documents notification of alerts
  •  Support peer personnel in daily work assignments maintaining a constant awareness of the nature and volume of work and takes necessary actions to expedite coverage of responsibilities.
  • Cleans equipment on a shift basis.
  • Stocks supply areas and distributes inventory.
  • Notifies key personnel of manager of need for supplies and reports need for equipment service and repair to manager, bio-med and IT.
  • Responsible for personal job skill development and maintaining clinical expertise.
  • Attends in-service education and skill development courses as offered.
  • Promotes and maintains desired public, interpersonal, and interdepartmental relationships and patient confidentiality.
  • Is available to cover subsequent shift if staffing is inadequate.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 6 months experience in a medical related field is preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the department's needs that include evenings, weekends, holidays and weekend/holiday On-Call required.
  • Basic typing and computer skills are also required.
  • Transcription skills are preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant or Cardiac Technician course preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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